It is with sadness that the Monterey Fire Department shares the passing of one our own. Firefighter Chris Fiske passed away in an accident at his home on Tuesday, July 2. Firefighter Fiske joined the Monterey Fire Department in January 2007. Over the years he worked in numerous assignments both as a firefighter and as an appointed fire engineer. Chris is survived by his wife and three young children. Details regarding services are forthcoming.
Monterey Fire Fighters Association Local 3707 has set up a fund to help provide for a college education for Chris’children. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send a check payable to “MFFA” (write “Fiske” on the memo line) to:
Monterey Firefighters Association
Attn: Chris Fiske Fund P.O. Box 3063 Monterey, Ca 93940
Thank you for your service, we got it from here.
A group of L3707 members recently returned from the IAFF Affiliate Leadership Training Summit in Los Angeles. This conference is two full days of learning, networking, and training to help Monterey Firefighters serve our communities better, keep our firefighters safer, and keep up to date on current issues that affect us all. One current issue the IAFF is working to improve upon is mental health for first responders. Post Traumatic Stress was not often spoken of in the past, leading to firefighter suicide. As an organization, we are working to develop processes for members to decompress after years of stressful calls. We are fortunate to have the IAFF providing excellent resources for this cause.